Irish designers feel the love in Arnotts initiative

Scheme nurtures, supports and promotes emerging and established designers

Arnotts is driving its Love Irish Design initiative for the second season running.

Arnotts is driving its Love Irish Design initiative for the second season running.

 

There is no doubt that Ireland is choc-a-bloc with British fashion retailers and imported design in both homewares and accessories. But as a counterweight to the influx from our neighbours, Arnotts is driving its Love Irish Design initiative for the second season running.

The initiative is designed to nurture, support and promote both emerging and established Irish designers. New Irish brands and designers in Arnotts this season include Orla Kiely fashion, accessories and homewares, Melissa Curry jewellery, Chupi jewellery, Fawn fine-art prints, Little Hill wooden chopping boards and Roisin Linnane fashion.


Great appetite
Irish brands and designers already supported by Arnotts include Peter O’Brien fashion, Paul Costelloe fashion, Lennon Courtney fashion, Ali Nash jewellery, Jennifer Slattery textiles, Cloon Keen Atelier candles, Klickity lighting and Little ABC frames.

Gillian Clarke, head of marketing at Arnotts, says: “As Ireland’s largest and longest-established department store, Arnotts has always supported Irish design and we are delighted to continue the Love Irish Design initiative again this season.

“Our customers have a great appetite for Irish-made and designed product and appreciate knowing the provenance of products.’’

If you haven’t paid a visit in recent times to Arnotts, do. The store has been beautifully refurbished and the fashion and homewares collections are outstanding.

To top it off, after a busy few hours of shopping, Clodagh McKenna’s food offering, Clodagh’s Kitchen at Arnotts, offers a fantastic menu based on seasonally fresh local produce.